Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Sherman Alexie at Kent State University - 11/06/07

After having read Flight this summer, I was excited to go hear Sherman Alexie at Kent State University, where my son is currently a student. Alexie, whose experience in stand-up comedy was evident, spoke to the college audience about politics, religion, sexuality and veganism. I'm pretty sure he offended everyone in the audience by the end of the evening. His talk, titled WITHOUT RESERVATIONS: An Urban Indian’s Comic, Poetic & Highly Irreverent Look at the World, was largely his autobiography. I wish he had talked more about his new young adult novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which has been nominated for a National Book Award.

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